Remove the Politics - Let's Listen to Who is Really in Charge

Hypocrisy is second nature to the SNP - Nicola takes great pride in taking the UK Government's plans and policies and adjusting these to claim them as her own, and dropping them when they prove unpopular.

As we continue to watch the game scoring and one-upping unfold between the devolved administrations and the UK Government, it becomes blatantly obvious that contradicting advice and questions over what takes priority is beginning to unfold. For example, as a construction worker, do I follow the advice of the Scottish Government, where a far more strict approach appears to be in place, or the UK Government where construction sites have remained open with distancing measures in place?

As a union, we need to take a united stand against this deadly pandemic. We need to move forwards as one, combining ideas, learning from other countries, and more importantly protecting every single precious life in this United Kingdom. We have lost too many people already and each daily death toll is a further stark reminder that this deadly virus does not answer to game-playing.

Nicola - you must put your pride aside, put the opportunity to gain a few more votes aside, and contribute to the united effort as part of the United Kingdom to avoid conflicting advice and opinions and lead the Scottish people hand-in-hand with the rest of the United Kingdom to defeat this pandemic and get back to some sense of normality in time. You, more than anyone, more than the people who choose to ignore it, know the fragile and damaged state of the Scottish economy - don't make it worse. You are aware of your devolved powers - stick to them, improve them, ensure the NHS and Police in Scotland have what they need. Ensure the worst off in our society have what they need to survive. Help the care homes which house valuable knowledge and keep the grandparents of our country safe. Please don't let the Scottish people down in our time of need to play politics - playing politics at a time like this is costing valuable lives every single day.

Why the contribution is important

Our fragile economy as well as the safety and security of our people rely upon it.

by PracticingHypocrisySince2007 on May 05, 2020 at 01:40PM

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  • Posted by JJDunbar May 05, 2020 at 14:08

    Party and constitutional politics are irrelevant to this crisis.
  • Posted by scarywummin May 05, 2020 at 14:15

    Agree with the comment above. Let's focus on the matter at hand.
  • Posted by BBL May 05, 2020 at 15:08

    Plenty people in England are looking enviously at our government, feeling let down by Westminster.
  • Posted by BiggGrumperz May 05, 2020 at 16:38

    I assume 'postinghypocrisysince2007' refers to the poster. We need sensible discussion of the pandemic, not drafts of political pamphlets.
  • Posted by Julie May 05, 2020 at 17:24

    This is above and beyond politics. The only person scoring political points is the person who started this topic.
  • Posted by Furgen May 05, 2020 at 17:48

    Nicola Sturgeon is doing exactly that - looking after the people of Scotland. Looking after Police Scotland, looking after the NHS in Scotland, ensuring that the most vulnerable have what they need to survive, helping to keep grandparents safe. I believe the choices she has made, and lets face it a lot of them have been tough, are for the benefit of all of the above. For that, she should be proud!
  • Posted by Pamela55 May 06, 2020 at 02:32

    I have to agree that a construction worker might well be confused by Scottish guidelines conflicting with UK guidelines, as theoretically, both would apply,..(?) however, "UK" press briefings that ought to address the entirety of the supposed United Kingdom seem to only give data for England and Wales, and surely they ought to give equal measure to the four nations .. in which case the English flag is missing from the picture.. nope the UK is least that's how it seems.

    I like the idea that the First Minister has decided to involve us in the discussion, which is a very small step towards proper democracy in Scotland, and she admits though leading, she is not in charge of the outcome of these measures , in fact by our choices and behaviours, we are. That we have the opportunity to offer input, is because we are in a unique position in Scotland. That we may through this medium discover some new insights, that could serve us in our journey beyond lockdown, is I believe a much better way of guiding and being guided by, the people of this country.
  • Posted by catmac14 May 07, 2020 at 17:00

    Totally disagree. Do you ever listen to her lunchtime speeches??...…...Nicola has said time after time on her lunchtime speech every single day of the working week that she is not interested in politics and only interesting in dealing with the coronavirus crisis...…….and I think she has proved that as many journalists, day after day, try to goad her into a slanging match and she has never risen to the bait. For the record I am not an snp supporter but think Nicola has been outstanding throughout this crisis.
  • Posted by WBRnotes May 08, 2020 at 21:37

    I'd rather we move cautiously with exiting the lockdown. Our FM is doing just that it seems. Health is a devolved matter and as such it's her responsibility to make these decisions for the people of Scotland. Within the UK, I think she's doing a good job - and her patience when being questioned during her daily updates is outstanding. That plus her willingness to admit having made mistakes and not always having the answers available immediately is refreshing when compared with the approach at the UK govt updates.
  • Posted by LesFraser53 May 10, 2020 at 15:02

    Please keep politics out of this forum.
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